» Log in

From a dusty old blueprint...

Magnetic Billiards

...to a brilliant new video game!

Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint


Magnetic Billiards table diagram

Archive entry by Ste Pickford on Wed, 07 Jan 2009
Subject: Magnetic Billiards: Seriously Casual

Ste Pickford

This is a diagram I did for the early Magnetic Billiards documentation, explaining how the table works, with the various chutes and tubes attached.

We went for a very familiar snooker / pool style table, to ease newcomers into the game, but the game mechanics are quite different to other billiards variants because of the way the balls attach themselves to each other.

The other big difference is the way we add and remove balls from the table.

There are no pockets. Balls are removed by automatically by the table itself. The green baize is a kind of contraption that can make ball-sized holes at any position, and balls are sucked down into the mechanism below.

Once there, some balls are selected for recycling. These balls exit the tube at the top, then work their way around the mechanism, and wait in the recycle queue at the right of the table. When the player selects, they can then drop into the chute, and are brought back onto the table via the same mechanism that removed them.

It looks great in the game!


Permalink to this post: http://zee-3.com/magneticbilliards/blog/view.php?post=73


Only logged in users can comment on this post.

Return to Blog summary »


Magnetic Billiards is a fresh family of puzzle games by The Pickford Bros.

The first game, Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint for iOS, is no longer available for download.

We're currently working on the follow-up, Magnetic Billiards: Seriously Casual, coming to PC soon.

Plok Vol 2 now available on Kindle, iBooks and in print

Buy Pickford Bros prints on BigCartel

Support Plok on Patreon

» View the FAQ for support.

Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint new feature demos on YouTubeBlueprint
demo videos

Follow PickfordBros on TwitterFollow

RSS feed for The Pickford Bros BlogSubscribe to RSS feed

Follow the development of Magnetic Billiards through this blog.

Blog / Archive / Press Cutting History


A game by The Pickford Bros

The Pickford Bros

Metacrtic ratings:

» All Accolades

Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, awarded an Honarary Zzap Sizzler!

Also by us!

Click below to discover our most recent games.

Naked War